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Green Templeton College | Oxford

RasmusProfessor Rasmus Nielsen, Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Director of Research at the Reuters Institute, and editor in Chief of International Journal of Press/Politics, has been awarded the title of Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford. Dr Nielsen is the University's first professor of political communication, named in recognition of the critical role that communication, news, and media play in contemporary societies and of his research on journalism and news, digital media, and political campaigns.

Of his appoinment, Professor Nielsen says 'As I work with my team and our journalist fellows to try to understand and address the issues facing journalism and news media today, it is a privilege to be part of and have access to the Green Templeton College community with its shared commitment to tackling big questions concerning human welfare and social, economic, and environmental well-being in the 21st century.' You can read his full thoughts on his blog.

Professor Nielsen will continue to serve as Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in addition to his association with Green Templeton College, while also teaching in both the Department of Politics and International Relations and the Blavatnik School of Government.